2021 Breakfast on the Farm
This year’s Breakfast on the Farm, sponsored by the Livingston County Farm Bureau Young Leaders, was held at Kilgus FarmStead on June 12 from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. The breakfast fed over 750 people and all the money collected will be donated to the local food pantries.
The event welcomed the public to the farm. Not only were people offered breakfast for $1, they were able to tour the dairy farm and chat with local farmers about their farms. The breakfast menu included biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs along with a cup of milk, coffee and orange juice. Breakfast on the farm serves as a way to show the public how much the farmer gets as compared to the retailer.
“The dollar represents the approximate amount of money the farmer makes for growing/raising the ingredients,” said Kaity Carroll, Chairman of Livingston County Young Leaders. “It’s a great way for our community to understand that farmers make a very small amount for the amount of money spent on food in this country.”
“After a year off because of the Covid-19 pandemic, we were expecting a large crowd,” said Chris Bunting, Livingston County Farm Bureau Manager. “Doing this event really tells the story about how a Farmer puts food on your table, We can’t thank the Kilgus Families enough for hosting and doing a great job for the community.”
The Livingston County Young Leader program provides young people with an interest in agriculture opportunities for personal and professional development through a variety of activities. The Young Leaders serve as role models for our local FFA Chapters, often serve as community volunteers and are the voice of agriculture for people their age.
For more information on the Livingston County Young Leaders, call the Livingston County Farm Bureau at 815-842-1103.